Thursday, December 13, 2012

My FQS Blogger's Bundle + a Giveaway!

Hey y'all! So I've been keeping this little secret under warps (although you may have heard about it if you follow me on Instagram) but it's finally time for the reveal. A couple of months ago I was asked by Fat Quarter Shop to make up one of their super-awesome Blogger's Bundles. What, who me?! Well, of course, I'd love to!

This is my bundle - what do you think?! I must say... I'm loving it! Picking a Blogger's Bundle is not the easiest thing in the world; first of all, there are so many new amazing fabrics out there. When I first started picking my fabrics, I was overwhelmed by the selections and picked a whole bunch that were in no way cohesive, so then I ended up picking out my solids and going from there.

Oh ya, that's the stuff! Yep, I'm pretty much in love with the eggplant, saffron, and slate colours I built off of.

So, I bet you want to know about the giveaway, right?!

Alright, up for grabs right now, I have one of my Blogger's Choice Bundles! To be entered, here's what you need to do:

You have two chances but please be sure to leave separate comments for each entry. 

1. Leave a comment letting know what the three colours are that 
you would base a Blogger's Choice bundle off of!

2. Leave another comment if you are a follower of my blog.

That's it! Two easy-peasy ways to enter! I will choose the winner one week from now (on December 20th) and announce it here on the blog. International entries are, as always, welcome! Also, please remember that I have comment moderation enabled so if you don't see your comment right away it just means that I haven't had the chance to approve it yet (duplicate comments will be deleted).

Fat Quarter Shop is also doing a giveaway on their blog for my bundle right now, so if you want the chance to win a second bundle, I'd hop on over there!

*the giveaway is now closed*

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Nordic Christmas: Warm Knits + the Series

Well, phew, it's been quite the busy week! Not only did I have to surreptitiously finish Alex's Hanukkah present while he wasn't home (happy first night everyone!!) and work on some Christmas presents for my mum, but I also completed the sample for the third and final pattern in the Nordic Christmas series - hurray!

Warm Knits features a Scandinavian inspired sweater along with a scarf, mittens, a hat, and a little holly - I think it might actually be my favourite of the three!

I must say that this pattern actually gave me the most problems when trying to decide what would be what colours - I wanted to use the same colours that are found in Winter Chalet to give it a cohesive feel but couldn't decide what item should be which colours. In the end though, I'm happy with the result!

This pattern is available individually in both my Etsy and Craftsy shops, but wait (!!) there's something else...

Just as a little special something, I've decided that if you want all three patterns that you should get a wee discount! There is a special listing in both the Etsy and Craftsy shops!

I have really enjoyed designing this series and getting it out there to everyone! It has been a labour of love and I'm super-excited to see your creations. I've already started working on my ideas for next year and I think I know what the theme will be (Scandinavian-inspired Twelve Days of Christmas, anyone?) but that sure is a long way off, ho hum. I guess I'll just have to come up with some other ideas in between! Sounds good to me.